Tom Rosenthal: in tribute

Those who treasure the writings of George Orwell owe Tom Rosenthal – who died on 2 January 2014 aged 78 after a decade of illness – a great debt. Inevitably the obituaries have centred on Tom ‘the flamboyant publisher’ (The Daily Telegraph), on Tom as Private Eye’s Snipcock of Snipcock and Tweed (Publishers’ Weekly), of…Read more Tom Rosenthal: in tribute

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George Orwell’s adopted son to give talk at University of Lincoln

Richard Blair, the adopted son of George Orwell and Patron of the Orwell Society, is to give a keynote presentation to a symposium at the University of Lincoln on 12 June. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is being organised by Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism and chair of the…Read more George Orwell’s adopted son to give talk at University of Lincoln

Harold Whitaker, Animal Farm animator obituary

Harold Jackson Whitaker, animator, born 5 June 1920; died 26 December 2013. Harold Whitaker, who has died aged 93, drew some of the most memorable scenes in British animation history. He successfully captured the pathetic, drunken brutishness of George Orwell's Farmer Jones in Britain's first animated feature film, Animal Farm (1954), but was most at…Read more Harold Whitaker, Animal Farm animator obituary

Orwell’s ‘Road to Wigan Pier’ released in Persian

A new Persian translation of ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’, a book by the British writer George Orwell which was first published in 1937, has been released in Iran. The Iran Book News Agency reports: The first half of this work documents Orwell’s sociological investigations of the bleak living conditions amongst the working class in Lancashire and…Read more Orwell’s ‘Road to Wigan Pier’ released in Persian